Ok, 2 morns in a row, me and a co-worker saw this turkey feeding in the woods at the edge of a hardcapped back road. she just went about her business like we never stopped. So this morn I went up with my camera and waited, sure enough here came a normaly colored turkey, and this one running behind it.
when they were out of sight I walked up to the road and there she stood, the normal colored one melted into the brush, this one crossed the road and crawled under a board fence into a field.
I slowly walked over and again she paid no attention to me until she heard rusleing in the grass, the head went erect (at this time I was 10 yards) a gave 2 very soft yelps, she immediately went back to feeding, slowly I inched closer and at 8 yards I snapped this pic.
Now I'm pretty sure this turkey is blind, cause she showed no hint of even seeing me, she did a couple alarm puts when the camera buzzed the last time but settled down with a couple more yelps. she was still feeding when I left.
Now I have no reason to not believe this is a young blind albino turkey hen, she has the very pink leggs like a wild turkey, she's almost too small to be even a 15 week old domestic bird, and she's acting like the typical nesting wild hen. so what you guys think?
No farms within 6-10 miles that have turkeys, and I have never saw a white domestic turkey survive in these mountains more than a few days from eagles, coyotes, and the like
So did I see an albino?